Russian River HUGE large Sound Czech Pilsner
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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HUGE large: ’Sound Czech’Pilsner. Named after one of our favorite bands!
5.00% ABV / 1.048 O.G / 45 BUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3629) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy yellowish-golden color with a white head. Aroma of grassy/citrus hops and pale malt. Flavor is more of the same, with the hops very fresh-tasting and prominent. Almost like a pilsner IPA. Palate slightly dry and fairly full for the style (but still medium-light in the grand scheme of things). One of the best pilsners I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub, chalkboard states 5.7% and 33 IBUs. Hazy golden straw with creamy one finger head, great retention. Floral and grassy hops in the nose, with some sweet biscuits and fresh pasta as well. The flavor adds just a hint of citrus hops. The finish is dry with bitterness at a 4. Medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Excellent lacing. A very good pils, but I still prefer Reality Czech.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
At the brewery during RBSG09. Hazy yellow with a lasting head. Super fresh citrus, spicy, and lightly grassy hop aroma. Clean pale malt flavors with lots of green, grassy, citric, spicy hop flavors and a dry, bitter finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Not a classic Bohemian hop profile, but very nice and hoppy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
RBSG09 on tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy light dirty gold color with a wet filmy white head. Scent of oranges and lemons with some interesting spicy hops. Cereal grain flavor with orange peels, and lemon meringue. Almost tastes ale-like. Lightly sweet with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Handbottle from IrishBoy. Golden with a thin white head. Aroma is light citrus, with some hoppiness peaking through, and malts. Taste is malty, nice hoppiness showing through, nice depth with the malts that were used though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1521) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
A bonus hand bottle from irishboy. Ummm, you already sent some pliny for no reason! Shared among a few, we all appreciate it. Pours gold with a nice white head. Aroma is as expected, wheaty, yeasty, a bit of funk. Flavor is similar with a nice hop profile going on. grassy, grainy, some malt. Finishes a bit boozy, I put this around 8% having known nothing about it. This is probably the best beer of this style I’ve had, just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
(hand bottle from irishboy.thanks man!light orange body with a small white head.the aroma blends up melon,hay,and a tiny wiff of hops.the flavor is dominated by biscuits type malt,and is followed up by some melon,hay,and again a small hop presence.overall pretty solid.full flavor for a 5% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. VERY pale yellow color with a white head. Toasted malt aroma with a hint of hops. More toasted malts in the flavor. Tons of hops. Pretty unlike any other B. Pils I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Tap @ Russian River. Poured a clear gold color with a large white head. Floral hops and a light sweet malt make up the flavor. Crisp bitter finish with a light body and a medium length to the finish. Semi-sweet. The aroma was floral and citrus hopped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1/3/08 with BikesandBeer, 9th Brewery of the trip, 2nd of the Day. Finally got to come here. Pours yellow clear with a bright white ring. Nose is light to non existent. Taste is very nice upfront, with a nice balance of bitternesss and a nice sweetness.

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